James Buchanan

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James Buchanan

James Buchanan (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th and only unmarried President of the United States (1857–1861).

Sourced quotes

  • "Sir, if you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed."[1] Cscr-featured.svg   
Simple: Abraham Lincoln, if you are as happy to become President of the United States as I am to stop being President and go home, you are very happy.
About the quote: Said to Abraham Lincoln after Lincoln became President (March 4, 1861).
  • "What is right and what is practicable are two different things."[2] Cscr-featured.svg   
Simple: What is the right thing to do, and what you are able to do are different things.

References

  1. James Buchanan (2004) by Jean H. Baker, Pg 140.
  2. Presidential Leadership : Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House (2004)

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